20 June 2008

Dream Castle












The Dream Castle Restaurant.

We had dinner on the roof of this restaurant with Graham's parent's and his aunt & uncle. The views were stunning, we could see Hilarion Castle nestling in the hills behind us and a fabulous panoramic view across Girne, down to the sea. On a clear day you can see Turkey. Unfortunately, the photos I took of the view were a bit out of focus, but I did get a photo of rather handsome looking cockerel.















Graham & I shared a vegetarian meze for a starter. It was lovely. Hummus, beetroot, yoghurt, feta, a garlic dip, rocket, olives and pitta.













For our main course we both ordered vegetable kebabs, which had that lovely chargrilled flavour. Most enjoyable and I was only bitten on the ankle twice, not by the kebabs, I hasten to add!

For dessert, instead of bringing us a menu the waiter brought around some baklava and fruit; apple, honeydew melon and big slices of juicy watermelon, which are in season here and so refreshing. I thought that was a really lovely idea for dessert, a nice touch.

We finished our meal with a drink on the house. Graham had a diet pepsi, but I sipped and savoured a mint liqueur. Why do these always taste so good on holiday, but languish in a cupboard gathering dust, at home?

12 comments:

  1. all sounds like delicious grub and it does taste good on holidays when you can be relaxed and have so little demands upon you!

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  2. That meze plate sounds fabulous! And it's true, so many drinks are great when you're away, but are forgotten at home!

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  3. What a lovely meal in a lovely place! Yes it's too bad we don't enjoy the tastes of vacation as much when we are at home!

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  4. It all sounds like a dream vacation to me. I am hurrying to my map to see where it all took place. :o)

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  5. Sounds like a fantastic meal in a really festive environment. Thanks for sharing! I think it is because we are RELAXED on vacation that we can actually take the time to savor a meal and tastes!

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  6. Hi Johanna, You are probably right, we are more laid back on holiday.

    Hey Ricki, I think I am going to experiment with meze when I get home.

    Hi Judy, it is a really lovely place, such great views!

    Top left of Cyprus, Grannyloohoo.

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  7. You are right Jenn, I am usually tired and in too much of a rush to enjoy things at home in quite the same way.

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  8. Looks lovely. As it is still WAY below 20oC here at home, I am living vicariously through you right now. Soak up some sun for me. :)

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  9. Looks and sound yum!

    The food/drinks we enjoy while on holiday, but perhaps not as much when at home, are a bit like clothes and stuff *we* tend to buy when we "go native" on holidays - they rarely look all that when at home again. Often best left as a very pleasant memory that fitted that moment and place in time...:)

    Btw, your word-verification thinks I'm an oddpoto - that might very well be true...;)

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  10. Hi Wendy, could you arrange for some better weather for us getting home, please?

    Hi Pia, You are a lovely odd poto!

    I buy shoes on holiday and they are always a good idea :)

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  11. So glad you are enjoying your holiday Holler and still taking a few moments to document the food and the atmosphere for us.

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  12. That's ok Val, I am glad you are dropping by :)

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